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Old 18-08-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default 1:24 Scale Cockpit seat for 44" Eagle CM

I have decided to have a go at building a cockpit seat to fit the 44" Eagle command module. so far, I have constructed the back, and the seat section from styrene sheet.


Still to do, are the arm rests, seat belts and neck support cushion. This should be a nice little chair when completed and I will then cast and mould it to make a pair.

I should have an update quite soon on this so stay tuned
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Old 18-08-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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I wondered where you had been lately, I needn't have worried eh?

I may be inspired enough to attempt the cut away diorama I had been thinking about for a number of years. If I do, these will save me much time, it really looks the business.
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Old 18-08-2013, 08:55 AM   #3
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Superb work I will be interested in some sets of these when done

Any chance you woulde interested in doing a set for an 88" version ?
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Old 18-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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Default 1:24 Scale Cockpit seat for 44" Eagle CM

Hi Darren...

That looks great...

Where will they be posted for sale ?? here on the forum ?


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Old 19-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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I wondered where you had been lately, I needn't have worried eh?

I may be inspired enough to attempt the cut away diorama I had been thinking about for a number of years. If I do, these will save me much time, it really looks the business.
Thanks, Mate! Glad you approve!

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Superb work I will be interested in some sets of these when done

Any chance you woulde interested in doing a set for an 88" version ?
If I knew the scale of an 88" Eagle, I am sure that I could build that for you Would that be for a 6" figure or taller??

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Hi Darren...

That looks great...

Where will they be posted for sale ?? here on the forum ?

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Lars, if and when I do decide to put them up for sale I will let everyone know where they can get them from For now, I just want to complete the build, cast and mould them and paint up a couple to see how they look.

Again, many thanks to you all!
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Old 19-08-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Hi Darren,

88" = twice the size of 44" so double everything.
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Old 19-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #7
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so that would be 1:12 scale or thereabouts?
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Old 24-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
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Hi Darren,

Yes that would be approx 1/12th scale but as Bern says its twice the size of what you have already in every direction
However i wouldnt fit 1/12th figures as i have always thought the gemini figures are a little too big
I do have some 1/12th gemini figures to try but i think they will also look too big so will be looking at maybe some figures around 1/ 16th if i can find some
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Old 26-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #9
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Hi Darren,

Yes that would be approx 1/12th scale but as Bern says its twice the size of what you have already in every direction
However i wouldnt fit 1/12th figures as i have always thought the gemini figures are a little too big
I do have some 1/12th gemini figures to try but i think they will also look too big so will be looking at maybe some figures around 1/ 16th if i can find some

What's going on??? Three people have now asked for seats to fit into an 88" Eagle! Are there that many lunatics out there???
On a serious note though, I've had a good look around and I just can't seem to find any decent figures at 1/16 Scale.....Loads at 1/12 Scale but none at 1/16 Scale

So, I have started to sculpt/build a 1/12 Scale seat, for a six inch figure, and this is how it looks at present. I have breezed a coat of primer over it prior to filling/sanding etc...and I also still have the arm rests to build.
I do like it though! Its a big 'un


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Old 26-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #10
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Superb work,,now get it in rubber lols

Dont forget the 88" back wall please
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Old 26-08-2013, 11:00 PM   #11
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You can buy 1/18th racing F1 figures in many different poses but would need to be modified

see here on evil bay:

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Old 26-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #12
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Superb work,,now get it in rubber lols

Dont forget the 88" back wall please
I need your help on that one Lambo! I will P.M. you
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Old 26-08-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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I think 1/18 Scale would be TOO small. Bear in mind that you would be half way between 88" and 44" scales. I think, with respect that they would be lost in a CM that big. Just my thoughts, Bud'
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Old 27-08-2013, 07:49 AM   #14
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The 1/24th gemini figures in the 44" scale eagle were always too big,,by the time you put the pilots on the beak all you could see was their head and no other detail, and as we know from the full size mock up the pilots dont fill the cockpit window and you would like to see some of that fantastic back wall

I always thought a 1/32nd size figure in the 44" would be better so in an 88" maybe 1/16th - 1/18th ?
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Darren, as usual you seem to be able to turn out extremely good looking workmanship in very little time at all - the seat, the astronauts and the back wall all look really really good - well done. I know through experience how painstaking some of this work can be: sometimes two hours can evaporate and I'm left thinking "is that all I've achieved?" Only saving grace with the Eagle is that once I've made one of an item, there's usually either another one, or another three, and I speed up.

Anyway, don't know if I'll ever get round to making my own seats for a detailed interior but, rest assured, if and when I do there's only one thread I'll turn to......

Kindest regards

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The 1/24th gemini figures in the 44" scale eagle were always too big,,by the time you put the pilots on the beak all you could see was their head and no other detail, and as we know from the full size mock up the pilots dont fill the cockpit window and you would like to see some of that fantastic back wall

I always thought a 1/32nd size figure in the 44" would be better so in an 88" maybe 1/16th - 1/18th ?
I have to agree with Lamboman, here is a photo of a 1/32 scalexctic figure beside the passenger pod door. He might be slightly small, but more realistic for the general scale of the eagle.

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There is a photo of Alan Carter standing in the doorway that I will have to try to find.

Next best thing, Here is a photo taken from the Catacombs web site (and credited on the photo).

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Old 27-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #17
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Hi there Rab!

Well, this is where the conjecture sets in, isn't it?
The awesome photos you have posted, clearly show the Studio Set with real live actors.
The 44" model is a whole other can of worms. By saying that a 1/32 Scale figure is correct, we are then dragging up (again) the age old question of how long is a full size eagle? The set was obviously designed to accomodate actors, whereas the models seem to fall under a completely different set of rules.
The figure of 96 feet seems to spring to mind without actually checking. 96 feet would make a 44" Eagle come in at 1/26 Scale, I believe. Therefore an 88" Eagle pilot would/should be at 1/13 Scale.... What a minefield!!!
Lets not go there!
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Hi D,
I agree its a monefield, but thats the case with most studio scale models
I think this is a great example of scales go out the window and you fit what looks correct
A 1/24th Gemini figure is way too big forthe size of the CM so in my opinion you fit what looks correct in the model ?
Ive built a few 44",,,and ive ftted a gemini figure and then thought i cant see anything but his head !!!
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Thanks, Cap'n!

Okay, I have managed to pretty much complete the chair today and I am pretty pleased with how it is turning out. I still have to tidy it up of course - a little filling and sanding here and there. I will take care of that tomorrow and add the vertical arm rest bars. Hopefully, this time tomorrow night, I will be able to post a final update of the finished article, in grey primer!
Here are a couple of pictures to show the progress. I hope you guys like it. Any comments are welcome, of course.
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Thanks, Cap'n!

Okay, I have managed to pretty much complete the chair today and I am pretty pleased with how it is turning out. I still have to tidy it up of course - a little filling and sanding here and there. I will take care of that tomorrow and add the vertical arm rest bars. Hopefully, this time tomorrow night, I will be able to post a final update of the finished article, in grey primer!
Here are a couple of pictures to show the progress. I hope you guys like it. Any comments are welcome, of course.
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Looks right off the showroom floor!

Have you been able, in any way, to "test-seat" one of your little figures, to see how they match up?
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